President, Truist Foundation
Lynette Bell is president of Truist Foundation, an organization committed to collaborating with innovative nonprofits and investing in communities to build better lives. In this role, she is responsible for leading philanthropic solutions focusing on small businesses and career pathways for historically underserved communities to help level the playing field, so all people are given equal opportunities to thrive.
Previously, Bell served as enterprise community reinvestment officer for SunTrust now Truist, leading the community development program to support underserved communities. In her more than 30-year career with SunTrust, she held positions in operations, regulatory affairs, bank examinations, and compliance.
Bell currently serves on the board of directors of Purpose Built Communities and Living Cities Foundation as well as the President's Council for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Manny Ohonme, chair of the International Board of Directors at Sanford Health, called Bell a “difference maker” whose “commitment to make lasting change in our communities is truly inspiring.”
She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and certification as a compliance manager from the University of Georgia and the Georgia Bankers Association.